You will require this licence if you intend to carry out high risk work. There are different classes of high risk work. You may apply for a licence to carry out one or more classes. High risk work includes:
- Scaffolding work;
- Dogging and rigging work;
- Crane and hoist operation;
- Forklift operation; and
- Pressure equipment operation.
A licence is not required to carry out high risk work in the course of training towards a certification, or under the supervision of a person who is licensed to carry out the high risk work. If you have completed a specialised vocational education and training (VET) course for high risk work within the last 60 days then you are exempt from requiring this licence. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Be 18 years or over;
- Hold a certificate of competency, a licence to carry out high risk work, or a recognised qualification to carry out high risk work under a corresponding law;
- Have not been convicted or found guilty of a serious offence;
- Comply with any other specified requirements;
- Submit the required form; and
- Pay the relevant fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Application for exemption
On lodging of the application, please attach evidence of your identity and age, a sample of your usual signature, a recent photograph and a statutory declaration stating you hold the relevant qualifications and that you have not been convicted of any serious offence.
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)
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